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Source: Handbooks
Information regarding the section or component of an assessment. This includes the distribution of questions throughout the assessment; it is sometimes referred to as a cluster, component, or strand.


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Assessment Administration Begin Date

Assessment Administration Begin Date

Source: NEDM
The month(s), day(s), and year on which an assessment administration began.

Code Set:

  • None - N/A
Assessment Administration End Date

Assessment Administration End Date

Source: NEDM
The month(s), day(s), and year on which an assessment administration ended.

Code Set:

  • None - N/A
Assessment Administration Language

Assessment Administration Language

Source: Handbooks
The language in which an assessment is written or administered. (Note: A list of languages and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 639.2 on its website http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue.htm).

Code Set:

Assessment Administration Window/Date(s)

Assessment Administration Window/Date(s)

Source: Handbooks
The month(s), day(s), and year on which an assessment is administered.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Content

Assessment Content

Source: Handbooks
The description of the content or subject area (e.g., arts, mathematics, reading, stenography, or a foreign language) of an assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Content Standard

Assessment Content Standard

Source: Handbooks
An indication as to whether an assessment conforms to a standard.

Code Set:

  • Association standard - N/A
  • Local standard - N/A
  • None - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Other standard - N/A
  • + 3 More Codes...
Assessment Description

Assessment Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Development

Assessment Development

Source: Handbooks
An indication of how the assessment was produced or developed.

Code Set:

  • Built from commercial item banks - N/A
  • Custom developed - N/A
  • Customized off-the-shelf - N/A
  • District developed - N/A
  • Off-the-shelf - N/A
  • + 1 More Codes...
Assessment Duration

Assessment Duration

Source: Handbooks
The amount of time that an individual is permitted to use in attempting to complete the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Groups

Assessment Groups

Source: Handbooks
The groups or subgroups of individuals at the designated grades who were assessed.

Code Set:

  • All students - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Sample - N/A
  • Sub-population - N/A
  • Voluntary - N/A
Assessment Location

Assessment Location

Source: Handbooks
The description of the place where an assessment is administered.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Purpose

Assessment Purpose

Source: Handbooks
The reason for which an assessment is being conducted.

Code Set:

  • Admission - An examination used in the admission procedure for an educational program. It may be used as a part of a selective admission process for an educational institution or as a device for predicting the success of a student in an education program.
  • Assessment of student's progress - An examination used to measure the progress of a student in a particular content area.
  • Course credit - An assessment given to a student to determine whether he/she should be awarded the credit in lieu of completing the course requirements.
  • Course requirement - An assessment given to a student to complete course requirements.
  • Development of Individualized Educational Program (IEP) - An assessment used to determine whether a student is in need of special education and, if so, what types of special education services would most benefit the student. This information is often incorporated into a student's individualized educational program (IEP).
  • + 14 More Codes...
Assessment Requirement Authority

Assessment Requirement Authority

Source: Handbooks
The person, agency, governmental entity, or other institution requiring or sponsoring the completion of the assessment requirement.

Code Set:

  • Admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee - N/A
  • Award-granting organization - N/A
  • College/University - N/A
  • Intermediate Education Unit - N/A
  • Local education agency - N/A
  • + 8 More Codes...
Assessment Response Language

Assessment Response Language

Source: Handbooks
The language in which assessment responses are provided. (Note: A list of languages and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 639.2 on its website http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue.htm).

Code Set:

Assessment Rubric/Rating

Assessment Rubric/Rating

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the quantitative or qualitative range of possible scores/rating for an individual's performance on an assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Scoring Vendor Name

Assessment Scoring Vendor Name

Source: Handbooks
The name of the contractor(s) who score the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Special Accommodation

Assessment Special Accommodation

Source: Handbooks
The specific type of special variation used in how an examination is presented, how it is administered, or how the test taker is allowed to respond. This generally refers to changes that do not substantially alter what the examination measures. The proper use of accommodations does not substantially change academic level or performance criteria.

Code Set:

  • Additional example items/tasks - N/A
  • Adjustable swivel arm - N/A
  • Adjustable table height - N/A
  • Administration in several sessions - N/A
  • Answers written directly in test booklet - N/A
  • + 73 More Codes...
Assessment Special Accommodation Category

Assessment Special Accommodation Category

Source: Handbooks
The general type of special variation used in how a test is presented, how it is administered, or how the test taker is allowed to respond.

Code Set:

  • Scheduling accommodations - Accommodations used in the scheduling of the assessment.
  • Settings accommodations - Accommodations used in the setting in which the assessment is administered.
  • Student equipment/technology - Accommodations used by the students in all aspects of the assessment.
  • Test administration accommodations - Accommodations used in the administration of the assessment.
  • Test material accommodations - Accommodations used in the materials with which the assessment is administered.
  • + 1 More Codes...
Assessment Title

Assessment Title

Source: Handbooks
The title or name of the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Type

Assessment Type

Source: Handbooks
The category of an assessment based on format and content.

Code Set:

  • Achievement test - An assessment to measure a student's present level of knowledge skills, or competence in a specific area or subject.
  • Advanced placement test - An assessment to measure the achievement of a student in a subject matter area, taught during the high school, which may qualify him or her to bypass the usual initial college class in this area and begin his or her college work in the area at a more advanced level and possibly with college credit.
  • Alternate assessment/ELL - An assessment provided to Limited English Proficient children who can not particpate in a state or district-wide assessment program, even with appropriate accommodations.
  • Alternate assessment/grade-level standards - An alternate assessment based on grade-lvel standards provided to children with disabilities who cannot participate in a State or district-wide assessment program, even with appropriate accommodations.
  • Alternatve assessment/modified standards - An assessment based on modified standards provided to children with disabilites who can not participate in a state or distrtict-wide assessment program, even with appropriate accomodations.
  • + 15 More Codes...
Copyright Date

Copyright Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that a publication lists for its copyright.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Date of Assessment Revision

Date of Assessment Revision

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the conceptual design for the assessment was most recently revised substantially.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Direct Assessment Administration of Group/Individual

Direct Assessment Administration of Group/Individual

Source: Handbooks
Information about the grouping of the direct administration of the assessment to students.

Code Set:

  • Both group and individual - Both a group of students and individual students ar assessed (e.g., a language test that has one part administration orally/ individually and a separate written part administrated to a group).
  • Group - A number of students are assessed at the same time.
  • Individual - One student is assessed at a time.
Identification Code

Identification Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space, room, site, building, individual, organization, program, or institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification System

Identification System (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to an individual, organization, program, or institution.

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Social Security Administration number - N/A
  • US government Visa number - N/A
  • Personal identification number - N/A
  • Family unit number - N/A
  • + 27 More Codes...
Level for which Designed

Level for which Designed

Source: Handbooks
The typical grade level or range of grade levels for which an assessment is designed.

Code Set:

  • Adult - N/A
  • Eighth grade - N/A
  • Eleventh Grade - N/A
  • Fifth grade - N/A
  • First grade - N/A
  • + 16 More Codes...
Number of Field Test Items

Number of Field Test Items

Source: Handbooks
The number of field test items on the assessment form. Field test items are those that are not included when deriving a student's score.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Forms Used in Assessment

Number of Forms Used in Assessment

Source: Handbooks
The number of different test forms that were in the assessment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Items Revised

Number of Items Revised

Source: Handbooks
The number of test items that were changed since the previous or original version.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Operational Test Items

Number of Operational Test Items

Source: Handbooks
The number of scorable items on the assessment form.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Planned Assessment Participation

Planned Assessment Participation

Source: NEDM
The student's planned level of participation in statewide assessments.

Code Set:

  • Accommodations - English Language Learners - N/A
  • Accommodations - Students with Disabilities - N/A
  • Accommodations - Students with temporary or long-term disabilities and Section 504 students - N/A
  • Excused - During Testing - N/A
  • Excused - Prior to Test - N/A
  • + 1 More Codes...
Purpose of Assessment Special Accommodation

Purpose of Assessment Special Accommodation

Source: Handbooks
The primary reason the special accommodation for the assessment was offered to a student.

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Student's 504 status - N/A
  • Student's IEP and LEP status - N/A
  • Student's IEP status - N/A
  • Student's LEP status - N/A
Response Form Design

Response Form Design

Source: Handbooks
Information about how the nature of a student's response is captured.

Code Set:

  • Collaborative/group activity - A test that requires an activity in which two or more students are involved. Each student is required to do his or her work individually within the context of a group or as a contributing member of a group effort.
  • Computer response - An examination that requires a student to use a computer or computer program to successfully complete the assessment.
  • Constructed-response - A test that requires a student to supply his or her own response rather than selecting one from a predetermined set of response options (e.g., an essay or short answer response). This term is often referred to as supply-response.
  • Direct coding - An examination that requires to mark a scanable answer document.
  • Laboratory experiment - An examination that requires a student to perform an experiment.
  • + 4 More Codes...
Subtest Description

Subtest Description

Source: Handbooks
The description of the subtest (e.g., vocabulary, measurement, or geometry).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Subtest Name

Subtest Name

Source: Handbooks
The name or title of the subtest.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Teacher Involvement in Assessment Development

Teacher Involvement in Assessment Development

Source: Handbooks
The way in which teachers were involved in the development and/or scoring of the assessment.

Code Set:

  • Developed items - N/A
  • Edited items - N/A
  • Helped to select items - N/A
  • Instrument selection - N/A
  • None - N/A
  • + 4 More Codes...
Use of Manipulatives

Use of Manipulatives

Source: Handbooks
A description of the manipulates that are utilized during the assessment (e.g., math tiles, protractors, calculators).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Use of Reference Materials

Use of Reference Materials

Source: Handbooks
A description of the reference materials that are utilized during the assessment (e.g., reference sheets, dictionaries, word lists).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A


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